C. Fred Abel, 82, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday at Loretto Health and Rehabilitation.
A memorial will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at Loretto Interfaith Chapel, 700 E. Brighton Ave., Syracuse.
He is survived by his children, Diane (Steve) Fairbank of Fayetteville, Charles (Debbie) F. Abel III, of Ogdensburg, and Tim (Karen) Abel of Hendersonville, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Stacey, Tim, Collin, Kelsey and Dallas; his brother Paul Abel; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Madeline Abel on May 18, 2010.
He was a WWII Army Veteran. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Syracuse University and a career sales manager for Bristol- Myers. Fred was an avid Orange fan.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Loretto Health and Rehabilitation, 6th floor, 700 E. Brighton Ave., Syracuse, NY 13205.